Considered by many as a recreational activity and an art form. Have a look for skate parks in your local area.


If you’re just getting started, find a smooth, flat place and forget about tricks to begin with – don’t go jumping into the half pipe on your first day! Work on your balance and keep on practising.


  • Offers a full body workout, especially your legs and core
  • Improves coordination
  • A great crossover for other board sports

What you need

Skateboard, comfortable clothes, closed shoes, helmet and protective gear.

Skateboarding organisations

Skateboarding Australia

Similar options

Rollerblading, BMX, surfing, snowboarding and wakeboarding.